From Golf Pros to Crayons to 'The Neighborhood' – Chris Rodell's Writing is Good for the Soul

Chris Rodell is the author of six books, the most recent being "Undaunted Optimist: Essays on Life, Laughter & Cheerful Perseverance." Pennsylvania Gov, Tom Ridge says, "Rodell writes about life the way Sinatra sings about New York, unflinching about the gritty realities, but with abiding affection and relentless positivity abut the future."

A swashbuckling freelance writer since 1992, Rodell has rassled alligators, raced Ferraris, jumping out of cloud-cruising airplanes and in one week gained 20 pounds eating like Elvis -- all for the sake of the story.

Besides unconventional biographies on Fred Rogers and Arnold Palmer, his other books include "Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide To Simple Human Happiness," and "The Last Baby Boomer: The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool," a 2016 satiric novel about the life and death of the last baby boomer (winner of the '17 TINARA Award for best satire).

He is a sought-after and entertaining motivational speaker. Rodell lives in Latrobe with his wife Valerie, their daughters, Josie and Lucy, and a small loud dog named Snickers.

He'll write for anyone who'll pay him. He is a PROSEtitute.